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Hip Pain services offered in Mission, TX

Your hip is a large weight-bearing joint that keeps you stable while in motion. Hip pain is common and may develop from a wide range of causes. Though some causes of hip pain resolve on their own, if you have ongoing discomfort or pain that keeps you from doing the things you enjoy, Vaibhav “Van” Kanawade, MD, at Restore Joints & Spine in Mission, Texas, can help. The orthopedic surgeon offers medical and surgical options to treat hip pain. For help with hip pain, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

Hip Pain Q & A

What is hip pain?

Hip pain is a symptom of an underlying condition involving the structure or function of this large weight-bearing joint. The location of your pain might help determine the underlying cause.

Pain within the hip or near your groin usually occurs when there’s a problem with the hip joint. Pain on the outer part of your hip usually means you have a problem that involves the muscles, ligaments, tendons, or other soft tissues that surround the hip.

Anyone can develop hip pain at any age. However, hip pain is more common in older adults and athletes. 

What are the common causes of hip pain?

You may develop hip pain from an injury or underlying medical condition that affects the structure or function of your hip. Common causes of hip pain include:

  • Arthritis
  • Bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Labral tear
  • Tendonitis
  • Sprains and strains
  • Dislocation

You can also have hip pain from problems that involve your back. Sciatica, for example, causes pain that radiates from your lower back to your hip and buttocks, and then down the back of one of your legs. 

When should I seek help for hip pain?

You should seek help for hip pain if it interferes with your daily life. 

Though you can treat mild hip injuries with at-home care, if your pain fails to improve within a few days, it’s time to schedule an appointment at Restore Joints & Spine. Chronic hip pain and severe hip pain following an injury also need medical attention.

The orthopaedic surgeon at Restore Joints & Spine conducts a thorough examination to find the underlying cause of your discomfort to create an effective treatment plan. 

What types of treatments help resolve hip pain?

Restore Joints & Spine specializes in joint preservation. The goal of your hip pain treatment plan is to reduce or eliminate your discomfort while preserving as much of your natural hip joint as possible.

The initial treatment at Restore Joints & Spine for hip pain focuses on medical interventions such as anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy, and joint injections. 

If necessary, the orthopaedic surgeon may perform a minimally invasive procedure to treat the cause of your hip pain. Or, for patients with severe arthritis, they perform hip replacement surgery.

Whether you need medical or surgical care for your hip, you can expect to get the treatment that gives you the best possible outcomes at Restore Joints & Spine. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.